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By Marcia Landy

When Greta Garbo made Queen Christina for MGM in 1933, she used to be on the top of her powers. foreign stardom had given her remarkable regulate over her occupation. a brand new agreement with the studio guaranteed her session on tale fabric and a veto over the administrators of her films.
the tale of Christina, the seventeenth-century queen of Sweden compelled to choose from her inner most and public existence, used to be ultimate to Garbo's snapshot. certainly, Christina's eventual abdication was once uncannily prophetic of Garbo's unexpected withdrawal from the cinema in simple terms 8 years after this film.
The function referred to as for the expression of an excessive eroticism, and the mysteriously compelling sexuality maintains to fascinate either female and male audiences. Marcia Landy and Amy Villarejo discover this with nice subtlety, displaying the ways that strength and gender impose contradictory pressures.

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